"The great Father Zed, Archiblogopoios"
- Fr. John Hunwicke
"Some 2 bit novus ordo cleric"
"Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a traditionalist blogger who has never shied from picking fights with priests, bishops or cardinals when liturgical abuses are concerned."
"Father John Zuhlsdorf is a crank"
"Father Zuhlsdorf drives me crazy"
"the hate-filled Father John Zuhlsford" [sic]
"Father John Zuhlsdorf, the right wing priest who has a penchant for referring to NCR as the 'fishwrap'"
"Zuhlsdorf is an eccentric with no real consequences" - HERE
- Michael Sean Winters
"Fr Z is a true phenomenon of the information age: a power blogger and a priest."
- Anna Arco
“Given that Rorate Coeli and Shea are mad at Fr. Z, I think it proves Fr. Z knows what he is doing and he is right.”
"Let me be clear. Fr. Z is a shock jock, mostly. His readership is vast and touchy. They like to be provoked and react with speed and fury."
- Sam Rocha
"Father Z’s Blog is a bright star on a cloudy night."
"A cross between Kung Fu Panda and Wolverine."
Fr. Z is officially a hybrid of Gandalf and Obi-Wan XD
Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a scrappy blogger popular with the Catholic right.
- America Magazine
RC integralist who prays like an evangelical fundamentalist.
-Austen Ivereigh on Twitter
[T]he even more mainline Catholic Fr. Z. blog.
-Deus Ex Machina
“For me the saddest thing about Father Z’s blog is how cruel it is.... It’s astonishing to me that a priest could traffic in such cruelty and hatred.”
- Jesuit homosexualist James Martin to BuzzFeed
"Fr. Z's is one of the more cheerful blogs out there and he is careful about keeping the crazies out of his commboxes"
- Paul in comment at 1 Peter 5
"I am a Roman Catholic, in no small part, because of your blog.
I am a TLM-going Catholic, in no small part, because of your blog.
And I am in a state of grace today, in no small part, because of your blog."
- Tom in comment
"Thank you for the delightful and edifying omnibus that is your blog."- Reader comment.
"Fr. Z disgraces his priesthood as a grifter, a liar, and a bully. - - Mark Shea
It was that last one that you listed that really caught my eye. WOW.
I agree with Hidden One, you’re very blessed to have those Father!
Isn’t it lovely to be Catholic and know there is a real Santa Claus?
But today is St. Nicholas of Myra (Myrensis).
My ancestors are all from either Czechoslovakia or Luxembourg, both countries which have a great love for St. Nicholas. We always celebrated with extra fruit, candy, and little presents deposited at the door by the invisible saint. For years, our Lutheran neighbors deposited these on the front porch, rang the doorbell, and ran away before we could see them. Many years, the man next door wore snowshoes to cover tracks.
A little “ecumenism”?
Also, Nicholas is a family name for many generations in our family-too many to mention. My son chose the saint for his Confirmation name. If all the men got together, the introductions would resemble the scene in “My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding”, with all the Nicks and Nickies.
Happy Feast Day to All. Remember, our beloved St. Nicholas slapped his former student Arius at the Council of Nicaea in 325. A good bishop!!!!!
I always thought it was St athanasius who thumped arius, am I wrong?
Jack: Did Athanasius have exclusive rights to thump Arians?
St Nicholas of Myra and St Nicholas of Bari are actually the same person. If I remember correctly, he even has a third title, not sure what it is.
The relics of the saint are now at Bari in Italy. From what I remember reading somewhere they gave off a liquid which I think was named Manna.
I think that it was distributed to the sick who received miracles through its use.
A nice St Nicholas custom is to give a bag of chocolate coins to the children in the family because, according to tradition, St Nicholas gave a bag of coins to girl so that she could buy what she needed for her wedding. This first appeared on Joanna Bogle’s blog.
oh, I’m a huge fan of Saints who are all about helping girls get married!
I’m not saying that St Athanasius had exclusive rights to give arius a bruised nose, indeed its possable that both he and St Nicolas gave him a thumping, its just that I heard that it was St Athanasius.
Are there any other saints whose epithet refers to where their relics are (St. Nicolas of Bari) rather than their see (St. Nicholas of Myra) or where they lived?
Me, I use St. Nicholas Thaumaturgos or St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.
Thank you Fr. Z. for the beautiful glimpse of your reliquary. I am silenced by the sight of the Saint’s names who are honored and remembered within it. You bless us in so many ways, thank you.
The confusion between the titles St. Nicholas of Myra and St. Nicholas of Bari reminds me of the confusion between the titles of St. Anthony of Padua and St. Anthony of Lisbon. The Portuguese call him St. Anthony of Lisbon, but the rest of the world calls him St. Anthony of Padua.
Jane: Thanks for clearing that up.
The third title of St. Nicholas is the Wonderworker (Gr. Thaumatourgos)
I love your reliquaries, Father Z! You are so fortunate to have these in your chapel!
I think it was St. Nicholas who punched Arius at the Council of Nicea!